Brumbies make one change for the Western Force

Brumbies head coach Stephen Larkham has made one change to the side that beat the Bulls for this week’s Super Rugby match against the Western Force in Perth.

An injury Sam Carter has opened the door for Blake Enever to make his fourth start for the Brumbies.

Carter sustaining a medial ligament tear in his knee during last weekend’s clash against the Bulls and is expected to miss the next 12 weeks.

Enever’s inclusion is the only change to the side that faced the Bulls in Canberra last week.

Christian Lealiifano will remain at number 10 and Robbie Coleman at 12 as Matt Toomua spends another week on the sidelines recovering from a syndesmosis strain.

Head Coach Stephen Larkham said his team had prepared well and were looking forward to the match.

“We have had some good training sessions this week. Blake has been a solid performer all year and he has slotted well into that number 5 position during training.

“The Force have some really strong players and we need to be well prepared to face them in what should be an entertaining match.

“The trip to Perth is a long one so we will do some light preparation over Thursday and Friday and relax a bit before getting out there tomorrow night.”

While the Western Force have only posted two wins so far this year they still present as a genuine threat to any team.

As the Brumbies will be fighting to regain their spot at the top of the Australian conference, the Force will be motivated by their desire to move from the bottom of the Super Rugby ladder.


1. Scott Sio , 2. Stephen Moore (c), 3. Ben Alexander, 4. Rory Arnold, 5. Blake Enever, 6. Scott Fardy, 7. David Pocock, 8. Ita Vaea, 9. Nic White, 10. Christian Lealiifano, 11. Joe Tomane, 12. Robbie Coleman, 13. Tevita Kuridrani
14. Henry Speight, 15. Jesse Mogg

Replacements : 16. Josh Mann-Rea, 17. Allan Alaalatoa, 18. Ruan Smith, 19. Jordan Smiler, 20. Jarrad Butler, 21. Michael Dowsett, 22. Nigel Ah Wong, 23. James Dargaville

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